This Friday, October 12, comes into forcethe new labeling of fuels. Faced with the fear of loading the car with the wrong fuel, the Spanish associations in the sector have ensured thatthe old nomenclatures will continue to appear in the dispensers.Do not panic.
The new information labeling for fuelsdoes not replace or modify the information that is currently givenin service stations on fuels that is supplied in the facilities, but it works as a complementary visual tool. This new stickerwill inform those of the amount of biofuel that the fuel carries.
The Spanish associations AOP (Spanish Association of Operators of Petroleum Products), UPI (Union of Independent Oil Operators), AEVECAR (Spanish Association of Retail Sales of Fuels and Fuels) and CEEES (Spanish Confederation of Service Station Operators) ensure that It only aims to help the driver to check thecompatibility between your vehicle and the fuels supplied.
So, to check this compatibility, the new labels will appear in theproximity of the filler capor the lid of the new vehicle depot, as well as on the dispensing devices and in their nozzles of all public access service stations.
In addition, the associations stress that the new labeling does not mean that, as of October 12, the products that are issued at the service stations will be different from those currently offered.
News in the labeling
According to the newlabeling regulations, the fuels will be identified with the following abbreviations:
- Gasolines: E5, E10 and E85
- Diesel: B7, B10 and XTL
- Gas fuels: H2 (hydrogen), LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas)
How should the new labels be?
The different labelsthey will also be distinguished by their shapes.
- Circulars: identify gasoline
- Squares: identify diesel
- Rombo: identify gaseous fuels.
Where should they be placed?
In this sense, the new labels will be located in thenear the filler cap or tank lid of new vehicles, in themanualsuser of these cars, as well as in thedispensing devicesof service stations and dealers.
When customers are going to refuel and open the fuel filler cap on their vehicle,a common identifier will be visible both in the vehicle and in the dispensing device and the nozzle, providing a guide on the fuel that is compatible with your vehicle.
Do you have to put them in all vehicles?
The new labeling will only be included in thevehicles that register as of October 12or that are sold as of said date. The rest of the vehicles in circulation will not have to take any action